Prank Led to Campus Alert; 2 Arrested
Published: 10/31/07, 12:05 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Two Wittenberg University students were charged Wednesday over a prank that led to a campus alert warning students of a gunman in a residence hall, police said.

The school sent text-message alerts to students Tuesday night after police said they received a phone call from someone claiming that a man with a gun was going into the building with a group of people.

City and university police surrounded the residence hall and searched for the group, which turned out to be students participating in a prank, and the gun fired only foam pellets, authorities said.

Still, the gun violated the university's zero-tolerance policy, and five students were taken into custody.

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VERY unwise in so many different ways....